Royal Society of Arts
Friday, 11th October 2019
Community mediation in the United States
In this online presentation and discussion, Professor Renata Valree will share her insights and experience of community mediation in the United States and will respond to your questions.
She will explain how
• Community Mediation in the United States has evolved along two different paths:
- The social and political activism of the 1960s, primarily as a response to the Civil Rights Act,
- Other efforts, both within and outside of government, to reform the justice system.
• Community mediation centres across the United States provide spaces where those in
conflict can make decisions for themselves, enabling citizens to participate in the
prevention and early resolution of conflicts rather than relying on complaints procedures,
police interventions or legal action.
• At the heart of the US community mediation movement are principles of democratic
participation, drawing on citizen rights and responsibilities.
The meeting will take place via the conferencing platform, Zoom. Once registered you will receive an email confirmation containing a link to the meeting, which will start promptly at 17:00 BST. Simply click the link provided in your email confirmation to join in.
Who should Attend:
Community Leaders, General Public, Lawyers, Mediators, Politicians
Renata Valree is Associate Professor in the Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peace-building programme at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She is also Co-Chair for the Community Mediation and Restorative Justice Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution (United States). She has recently finished a four-year term as Chair of the National Association for Community Mediation (United States).
Free of charge